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Demonstrating skill: Students at the ‘Ariviyal Anandam’ programme in Krishnagiri on Wednesday.
Demonstrating skill: Students at the ‘Ariviyal Anandam’ programme in Krishnagiri on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

Krishnagiri: Innovation of students came to the fore when they demonstrated new science experiments they had learnt under the ‘Ariviyal Anandam’ programme in an exhibition at the Collectorate on Wednesday.

A siezeable number of students of Standard VII and VIII of Government schools in Krishnagiri taluk had come up with innovative ideas and their creation attracted large number of visitors.

Over 100 working models were displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition was organised by AID India to motivate students to improve their scientific skills.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Collector Santhosh Babu said that ‘Ariviyal Anandam’ (Science is Fun) programme was an opportunity to improve the scientific skills and instil scientific attitude among children.

The project is a pilot initiative in the State and motivated children to relate what they learnt in schools with the real world.

The programme helps children to perform simple experiments in different areas of science. As part of the programme children were trained to perform 35 low-cost experiments based on simple scientific procedures.

The children had developed more than 100 experiments using the kits, the Collector added.

Resource persons from AID India trained more than 2 lakh children from Standard VII and VIII under the programme. The Tamil reading skills of children has registered a significant increase following the implementation of ‘Padippum Inikkum’ programme in Krishnagiri district. The pilot project aimed at improving reading skills of children was being implemented in the districts of Krishnagiri, Thiruvunnamalai, Kancheepuram, Vellore, Tiruvallur, Tiruchirapalli, Dindigul, Sivagangai, Coimbatore and Cuddalore, said sources. Chief Education Officer Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan R. Malliga Director AID India Foundation Balaji Sampath spoke.

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